April 12, 2013

Borer, Alexandra
[FREN W1101] Elementary French I

Please keep in mind that this review is more than 5 years old.

Writing from a senior's perspective, probably one of the best professors I've had at Columbia. Alexandra is patient, kind, funny, and not too bad on the eyes either. She was fantastic at integrating the entire class into exercises with vocabulary and pronunciation, gave us the freedom to explore various linguistic and cultural differences (we once spent half a class talking about French curse words), and when we were writing all of our professor reviews we all struggled to think of anything she could improve on. Très bien!


Average, optional workbook exercises and weekly quizzes/bi-weekly compositions. Four examens pour semestre.